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Table 2 Exploratory factor analysis estimated factor loadings (each dimension isolated)

From: Development and validation of a sexual relations satisfaction scale in patients with breast cancer — “SEXSAT-Q”

  Factor
1 2 3 4 5 6
Q1. Sexual relations satisfactory before 0.566      
Q10. Sexual relations satisfactory during tx 0.850
Q14. Sexual relations satisfactory currently 0.860
Q11. Sex life has been pushed into the background   0.824
Q12. Decreased sex drive since diag. 0.908
Q13. I have more trouble reaching orgasm since diag. 0.899
Q7. Embarrassed to show my body   0.761
Q8. I have trouble looking in the mirror and accepting myself 0.525
Q9. My body image has worsened 0.751
Q2. Distressed since diagnosis   0.796
Q3. Depressed since tx 0.812
Q6. More tired than before 0.800
Q4. Fear of pain during sex   0.838
Q5. Pain owing to vaginal dryness 0.838
Q22. Satisfaction with surgery   .772
Q23. Surgery improved sexual relations .845
Q24. Trust Surgery will improve sexual relations .878
First Eigenvalue 1.783 2.312 1.825 1.93 1.403 2.081
Accounted Variance (%) 59.44 77.07 60.82 64.44 70.17 69.67